Handling labor and employment matters for hospitals, physician groups, clinical service providers, and other health care clients requires a solid understanding of the health care industry as well as broad-based knowledge of labor and employment laws. Our labor, employment, benefits, and immigration lawyers understand health care. We advise our clients on everything from hiring, compensation, performance management, documentation, discipline, and individual and group terminations. We prepare and offer guidance on policies, procedures, and best practices. Our group provides counsel on union avoidance and, for those clients with unions, we advise and assist with bargaining, grievances, and arbitrations. We assist with cost-saving measures such as restructurings, reductions-in-force, and practice closings. Members of our group regularly prepare, negotiate, and recommend changes to physician employment agreements, template documents, modification agreements, and incentive compensation plans. We advise on minimizing the risks of employment claims, including discrimination, retaliation, free speech and whistleblower, and similar claims. Our group also counsel on restrictive covenants including the enforcement of noncompetition covenants and the protection of trade secrets including patient lists.
Representation of individual physicians and professionals in the negotiation of employment contracts.